Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

WEST COUNTY --

February 05, 1993

Recycling program reaches last curb

Curbside recycling will finally be available in all parts of the county this morning, with Betsy Rekus becoming the last homeowner to be included in the program.

County Executive Robert R. Neall, riding in an Eastern Waste Industries recycling vehicle, will deliver the yellow recycling bin to her home in Piney Orchard at 9:30 a.m. today. But he won't be doing any of the actual work.

The first recycled items will be picked up from Ms. Rekus' home tomorrow morning, when she and others in the Orchard Gate community on Thornwood Drive join more than 175,000 homeowners who can recycle.

Anne Arundel County pioneered the curbside program in 1988. Officials said that 75 percent of county homeowners participate in the program.

"The curbside recycling program is an outstanding example of privatization," Mr. Neall said in a statement. "By working with the private sector, we have created a program that benefits both our residents and the environment."

POLICE LOG

* Crofton: A burglar slipped through a sliding glass door in the rear of a home in the 1700 block of Farmington Court and stole a microwave oven worth $100 and two stereo speakers worth $200 each.

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